I've got 4 hard drives. 2x 160gb SATA drives, 2x 300gb ATA drives. All 4 drives were formatted, and I installed ubuntu on one of the 300 gig drives (the IDE master, drive 0 as the installer recognized).
When i boot up after the install, i just get "GRUB" looping over and over.
I've reinstalled honestly a dozen times a least (trying different configurations with these drives), with no luck. I've followed instructions on this board to reinstall grub to the MBR, which didn't change anything.
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hda1 ro single
title Ubuntu, memtest86+
device.map (my install is on /dev/hda)
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=56ef1b08-6e5b-4a1d-9741-c7000e107eba / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=dcd8634b-85d6-4425-a013-85b5f96877a0 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
What am I doing wrong? This is starting to become very frustrating.
edit: I did some google searching and found that a possible cause for this may be having the BIOS auto-detect hard drives, and the solution is to turn that feature off and specify what they are so it doesn't need to detect them. My bios (my mobo is DFI ultra infinity) either allows auto detect to be on, or no drive to be specified. So, basically, if I have auto detect off I have no hard drives.
Anyone have any ideas?